Founded in 2000, two time Emmy® Award winning filmmaker and composer Damon Stout created STOUTHEART ENTERTAINMENT after successfully freelancing for the Coca-Cola Company primarily for the "Always Coca-Cola" advertising campaign. From feature films, to shorts, commercials, documentaries, and music videos; script to screen STOUTHEART ENTERTAINMENT has a professionally diverse production and postproduction skillset expertly suited for their varied clientele.
Damon Stout is a scholarship alum of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After formal training in composition and arranging, Damon attended UCLA for the Film Scoring program. His multi-instrument talent, and years of performing aided in his success freelancing for The Coca-Cola Company. Damon wrote and produced over 50 commercial jingles for Coca-Cola and other clients for TV and radio, in national and international markets.
He has scored feature films, television and short films, ranging from conducting a 65-piece orchestra to performing the score on an array of samplers. Damon has won an Ohio Valley Chapter Emmy® Award for his original music in "The Golem." Damon's foray into writing and directing started with receiving a Los Angeles Local Emmy® Award for his Sci-Fi short, "Nomad, Roe." He then continued by writing and directing TV commercials for Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, Pizza Hut, KFC, and Pepsi, then to his feature film, "Bulldog." Being hired to direct, produce, and edit a feature length documentary, "Higher Ground: Voices of Contemporary Gospel Music" via Image Entertainment soon followed. More recently, his short film "The Time We're In" went to Cannes and Boston festivals then onto SHORTS TV for televised distribution and Amazon & iTunes for purchase.
Damon has further expanded his film production skills to include cinematography, editing, and post production sound. He is also a founding member of the Los Angeles based indie rock band "The Diviners", 2009 winners of "Best Rock Video" and "Best Overall Video" categories from AOL Music partnered OurStage.com, and has also recently produced and performed on the "Celtic Pink Floyd" CD.
Over 100 music cues composed by Damon are currently in use worldwide by networks ranging from, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic and A&E, to MTV, Spike TV, and the SyFy Channel.
Terry Coffey is a screenwriter and composer from the windy city of Chicago. He has worked professionally in the entertainment industry for over 20 years where he started as a record producer and songwriter; writing and producing for living legend Quincy Jones and many others. In 1993, he composed the “Always Coca-Cola” theme for the Coca-Cola Corporation, and in the process won the Advertising Age Award two years in a row. He was responsible for all music branded advertising for Coca-Cola national and international for over ten years. During this time period, he composed music for numerous television and radio commercials such as Dodge Neon, Famous Footwear, Burger King, Chevy Trucks, Fila, Fanta and McDonalds along with writing and producing spots for KFC and Pepsi.
After attending UCLA for the film scoring program, Terry began a career in screenwriting, completing a number of scripts for feature films, network television series and television commercials. Many of these feature film scripts have placed as finalists or in the top 5-10% of major Hollywood screenwriting contests such as The Nicholl Fellowship, Creative World Awards, Page Awards, Fade In Awards and Amazon Studios.
California native Brian Graham discovered acting at an early age, a perfect counterpart to his many athletic achievements. While becoming a Gold's Gym sponsored bodybuilder and placing 3rd in America at the NPC, USA Bodybuilding Championships, Brian was also booking national commercials for major brands like, Old Spice, Burger King, Gordon Biersch Beer, and Caesars International to name a few. Also, Brian is an award winning producer that helped produce the drama feature "Small Days" that won Best Of Festival, and Best Director at the 2011 Indie Fest USA. And won Best Actor and Best Produced Screenplay, at the 2010 Action On Film International Film Festival.
Brian has had the pleasure of working alongside such Actors as Eric Roberts, and with James Coburn in his final film "American Gun." One of Brian's hidden talents, an extensive knowledge of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, afforded him to be a professional consultant to Tim Allen and John Travolta in the comedy feature “Wild Hogs." His latest accolades include working with the talents of Ron Perlman, Kim Coates, and Charlie Hunnam, on the FX Network drama series "Sons of Anarchy."
Brian Stout currently resides in Chicago and has produced and postproduced numerous TV, Film, and Commercial projects for over 20 years, and while collaborating with Damon both in film and music productions, he was instrumental in producing and performing in Celtic Pink Floyd and The Diviners. Most recently he co-produced the Kickstarter funded short film "The Time We're In" as well as "Nomad, Roe" and "Bulldog."
Starting at a young age, Brian took violin, piano, and french horn lessons and later toured extensively in a variety of bands and orchestras. An accomplished guitarist and arranger, the 2011 Celtic Pink Floyd project has garnered worldwide success and still consistently places in the top CD Baby international sales category.
Not one to sit on the sidelines, on more than one production, Brian has worn the many hats necessary to produce a quality project. From financing to boom operator, Brian has mastered the art of a true producer - do what needs to get done.